The Songs We Know Best
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The Songs We Know Best, the first comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery―the winner of nearly every major American literary award―reveals the unusual ways he drew on the details of his youth to populate the poems that made him one of the most original and unpredictable forces of the last century in arts and letters.


With immaculate detail and eloquence,
Roffman has written the first
in-depth biography of one of the greatest
poets of the 20th century.

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